The Food Processing Ministry is organising delivery of processed food articles for the earthquake victims of Nepal, an official statement said.

Nestle has donated two lakh packets of Maggi Noodles, while ITC has provided two lakh packets of Yippee noodles and CG group has donated 12,000 packets of YY noodles.

All India Food Processors Association are also sending 25,000 packets of namkeen by Haldiram, 5,000 packets of namkeen by Bikanerwala and 4,000 packets of namkeen by BTW.

PepsiCo India has also confirmed sending 60,000 one litre bottles of water contained in 5,000 cases, the statement cited.

"Tragedy can happen on anybody any time, we all should rise to the occasion and contribute our bit," Badal said.

She appealed to food processing units across the country to send ready-to-eat packaged food, bottled water, and other articles of daily use for Nepal earthquake victims.

"The food items are being airlifted by Air Force planes for earthquake victims," the statement said.

Meanwhile, Fortis Charitable Foundation, in a separate statement, said it will send a team of 70 doctors, paramedics, nurses and support staff, and basic necessities to support the quake victims.

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